Criminal Investigation

Criminal Investigations Division 
The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is comprised of Detectives, Crime Scene Investigations, and Digital Forensics.

The primary responsibility of this unit is to investigate all reported criminal activities that occur within the Town. Detectives also investigate and gather intelligence on criminal activity that occurs outside of the Town limits and ultimately affects the quality of life of our community.

Detectives are also responsible for the recovery of stolen property and the return of that property to its rightful owner. All criminal cases are reviewed by the Criminal Investigations Division for analysis and comparison with existing crime trends and establishing new crime trend data. Submit a crime tip

Department of Children and Family Services Specialist

In 2002 all Palm Beach County law enforcement agencies entered into an agreement with the State’s Attorneys Office, The Child Protection Team and the Department of Children and Family Services to conduct joint coordinated child abuse / neglect investigations.

The Department’s designated DCF Specialists act as liaisons between the Police Department and DCF to provide resources that ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to investigating child abuse and neglect cases within our community.

Our Department vigorously pursues perpetrators of crimes against children and assists in prosecuting them to the fullest extent of the law. 


Law Enforcement Officers may utilize the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act, which authorizes the agency to seize vehicles and other conveyances used during the commission of a crime involving a felony. The Jupiter Police Department has been instrumental in removing felony violators from the streets while committing crimes as a result of our pro-active approach to vehicle forfeitures. During the course of an investigation, if an officer determines that a vehicle and/or personal property have been utilized to facilitate a felony, that item may be forfeited.